Issue 7 November 2019 Operating Levy

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Issue 7 November 2019 Operating Levy

A Message from Superintendent Garilee Ogden


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Issue 7 - No-New-Tax Operating Levy Renewal

With the District's 2014 operating set to expire on December 31, The Board of Education placed a five-year, 6.68 mil renewal operating levy on the November ballot. The renewal operating levy would simply replace the 2014 levy that expires at the end of 2019. IT IS NOT A TAX INCREASE! Passage of the renewal levy allows the District to continue to collect the same millage rate that is currently in effect to maintain current operations.
What is on the Tuesday, November 5 ballot for Groveport Madison Local Schools?
A renewal of a 6.68 mill operating levy, first passed in 2014. It is not a tax increase. Voters can find it as Issue 7 on their ballot.

If approved by voters, how long will the renewal levy last?
The renewal request is for five years and will continue to generate $5.6 million annually for the five-year term.

How much will my taxes increase?
Not at all. Issue 7 will not increase taxes, it simply renews the 2014 operating levy, providing the same level of funding the District has received since 2014.

What will the renewal levy fund?
The renewal levy would continue to help fund the day-to-day operations of our schools, such as staffing, technology, utilities, supplies, safety and security, etc.

What happens if it passes?
Your taxes won’t increase, but the District can maintain current operations, including current staffing levels, programs, activities and other opportunities for our students.

What happens if it fails?
The District loses $2.8 million in 2020 and $5.6 million each year after that. The District would be unable to continue operations as it is today. Budget reductions would have to be made that would impact current programs and opportunities we provide to students.

Voting Information

When is Election Day?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote and make any changes to your voter registration at The deadline to register for this election is October 7.

What are the ways in which I can vote?
It is simple and the state of Ohio makes it easy. There are three ways you can vote:
  • Vote early by mail by requesting an absentee ballot at
  • Remember to allow time for the vote-by-mail process. You must first submit the request for a ballot and once you receive it from the Board of Elections, you must return it no later than the day before the election in order to be counted. You cannot turn your ballot into the polls on Election Day.
  • Vote early in person at the Board of Elections Office
    In-person voting starts October 8 and runs through 2 pm on November 4.
    Vote in person at the polls on Election Day 
    Polls are open Tuesday, November 5 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If we can assist with any other questions, call our Communications and Community Relations Office, at 614-492-2520.

Get Levy Info Here

Voter Eligibility

 It doesn’t matter if you are a property owner or a renter, you can vote on Issue 7 if . . . 

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
  • You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

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Issue 7 Ballot Language

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